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caffe bar Turrisi

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piazza Duomo, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28181
9:30 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 am
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered during heavy rainfall and were surprised by the theme an interior of the bar - pizzeria. We had beer and pizza's and the environment was bringing good fun to our group. The pizzas have to stay a bit longer in the oven, please mention this if you order one. Bar Turrisi, a place you will find no where... More 

Thank CornelisRdam
Princeton, Minnesota
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

To say the least this is a interesting place to visit for a nice lunch, the food is good and the house wine is good. The ambiance is really on the unusual side but well done. Castel Mola is worth the visit.

Thank Larry W
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We found this place just by chance- wandering around Castelmola- worth a visit entirely and wanted lunch and a drink and some lunch. Thought this looked good with great views and location in the tiny square. The view from the top floor is eye popping! We were not disappointed and entirely amused for the whole hour or so we were... More 

Thank Glenn S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

There are Willies everywhere you look. You'd have to see it to believe it. We sat on the top floor overlooking the piazza, Church, and the bay. Food was really nice, service was excellent. Nicest lunch out I've had in a very long time. We walked up from just above Gardini Naxos. Took about two hours zig-zagging up a mule... More 

Thank Maureenethel
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Had a drink of almond wine here on 29th September 2016. Managed to grab a table on the balcony which as nice. Lovely view of the church and square below. Loads of phalic symbols everywhere including the wash basins in the toilets. Found it a bit of fun but some would find it hilarious and others very dis tasteful so... More 

Thank LYNN T
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a "gelato" and a coffee and my girlfriend a red wine in this lovely bar. The waiter was running up and down the stairs so you might have to wait a while. but if you can get a table on the balcony.....who minds waiting? The view is stunning. The interior is a bit odd but fun. The staircase is... More 

Thank willywortel
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Though the restaurant had banners advertising their food, they were not available. Imagine a restaurant in Italy which does not serve Spaghetti - this is one of them!

Thank MicheleMalta
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

After a hot walk up to Castelmola we found the bar, quite unassuming from the outside but full of exciting finds inside. Far more than just phallic symbols everywhere but a eclectic collection of Sicilian art and trinkets. Had drinks including the amazing almond wine (we brought three bottles) and went back a second time for Granita again very nice.... More 

Thank Les N
st.pauls bay
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Unless your grandmother likes to look at man bits! Brilliant drinks, and something different in a traditional location! Great service and lovely view!! Must see!!

Thank RoccoBuhagiar
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

A very attractive setting overlooking a small square outside the church at the centre of Castelmola. Nice wine and absolutely hilarious if you think that any location can be improved with lots and lots of phalluses ... really, every nook and cranny is crammed with them.

Thank delaruj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $32
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza Duomo, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 28181
The bar Turrisi is a place of worship located in Castelmola. Founded in 1947 at the hands of the rider Salvatore Turrisi, was born as an inn for foreigners where they were sipping tasty almond wine made ​​with white grapes and infusion of bitter almonds. Structure after the war that has turned into a hotel, here you can enjoy over the almond wine, pizzas, pasta dishes ices and ice cream. Also extends over four elevations with views of the Duomo of Castelmola Gulf of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. He became famous for his sculptures representing the phallic worship and the very free social custom that made Taormina a cultural reference for many artists and not. Many magazines show us how one of the attractions of Sicily, but we like to think that convey a thought of being Sicilian and freedom of expression, in a structure difficult to manage since the 4 levels. Who does not know how to interpret these places far from wanting to be rude, and does not know or does not have the respect of all that, the place to find elsewhere.

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